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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband made a dinner reservation here our first night in Williamsburg. We were staying at the Williamsburg Lodge, so the location was convenient. It was only about a 10 minute walk. Our waitress was friendly and gave us some suggestions from the menu. I had the Blue Plate Special and my husband had the pork chops. We were both... More 

Thank Lauren D
Detroit, Michigan
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199 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped her for lunch on Wednesday and it was very crowded. We were fortunate to get a table without a reservation. We needed a quick lunch so opted for the sampler appetizer and then split the crab boil on English muffin. The service is very good and the good tastes great. We were both satisfied with our order. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

More catered for tourtist. Food was good, but not exceptional for the price. The Virginia oysters were very good, but the scallops were undercooked.

Thank ale346
Lynchburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice quiet restaurant specializing in seafood. Casual, relatively quiet place. Good food and service. A pleasant break from the crowds yet right on Merchant's Square next to Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary. Moderately expensive but good portions. Perhaps not the best place for children but a good place to get away from children.

Thank oldmanwhotravels
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had reservations at Barrett's because we wanted seafood. The ambience is of it is a college town. Casual dining. We both started off with a cup of New England chowder which was more like a bowl. Then we shared the blue plate special.The food was great. Even sharing the blue plate special it was almost too... More 

Thank Kenneth K
Davidson, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by while walking the market area of Colonial Williamsburg. The raw oysters were excellent...we tried both types that were on the daily special menu. Salads are great. Fish and Chips very good and everything well presented. The staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank david38066
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an outstanding, albeit unusual, Thanksgiving dinner here. They offered a turkey dinner, but being they're a seafood restaurant, I couldn't see eating turkey, even though it was Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful seafood dinner cooked in parchment that was most delicious. It might be a bit pricey, but worth every penny! Great staff, great food!

Thank GiGi0626
evansport, ohio
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling the early evening in CW. Came upon this jewel. This was an excellent experience from the first introduction. Covered seating in the Garage area, heater on, doors down, very comfortable. Attentive waiter, excellent drink selection, and the food was super.

Thank fred s
Williamsburg, Virginia
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are going to an entertainment performance, prompt is really important. Berret's is very well located and the service is prompt. Our waiter was an amateur (probably a William & Mary student), but he was nice and quickly brought things that he forgot the first time. Oh, yes, the food is perfectly reasonable and the offerings are varied.

Thank Jeffrey M
Falls Chuch, VA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Berret's several times. We always have had great food and service. We typically make reservations because it can get busy.

Thank TravelBug0408

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?